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Dixon Drops New Mix

On October 26, Innervisions co-conspirator Dixon (a.k.a. Steffen Berkhahn) will release Temporary Secretary, his first mix CD since 2007's Body Language Volume Four. Focusing on the Berlin-based impresario's majestic construction of new sounds rather than over-hyped throwaway tracks, the CD features some Innervisions superstars like Âme and Henrik Schwarz alongside more esoteric acts like Fever Ray and Icasol. Read more » 

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  • 08/27/2009

Illegal Art Introduces Junk Culture

The long-running but seldom-releasing Illegal Art label is back with a new signing. After bringing the world huge releases from Girl Talk, Steinski, and others who explicitly push fair-use boundaries with their sample-based music, Illegal Art now adopts the young Deepak Mantena into their roster as Junk Culture. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2009

Daniel Meteo Gets to Work

The wonderful thing about Berlin-based producer Daniel Meteo is that he doesn't make electronic music solely with the club in mind, but, instead, crafts his songs with consideration for those of us that need to stay in after a long, arduous day working in the coal mine. With that sentiment, Meteo has prepped his follow-up to 2006's Peruments, the forthcoming sophomore release, Working Class. Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2009

Miles Davis Goes 8-bit

On the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis' jazz classic, Kind of Blue, Kickstarter.com CTO and Portland-based chiptunes enthusiast Andy Baio commissioned a reinterpretation of the album's tracks by 8-bit artists Ast0r, Disasterpeace, Read more » 

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  • 08/26/2009

Ras G Takes Us There

Our recently featured, beat-makin' space cadet, Ras G, has crafted another nugget of other-worldly tunes on his latest EP, Destination There. Listeners can expect five more tracks of the crazy character's instrumental hip-hop, made with liberal amounts of wonky bass and space noise, via Ramp on September 21. The release's tracklist is below.

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  • 08/25/2009

Decibel Announces Showcases

The Pacific Northwest's three-day, electronic audio/visual massive, Seattle-hosted Decibel Festival just announced the showcases ticket holders can look forward to at the end of this September. Read more » 

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  • 08/25/2009

Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen Join Forces

One of the celebrated founders of Afrobeat and the backbone of the band behind the genre's godfather, Fela Kuti, drummer Tony Allen collaborated with Finnish jack-of-all-trades Jimi Tenor on Strut's next installment of Inspiration Information. Read more » 

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  • 08/25/2009

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